Happy Friday! I hope none of you will be too badly impacted by the looming government shutdown, but here are some soccer things to take your mind off of it either way.
Let’s start things off light with this story about a dog on the field of a Liga de Expansión game between Oaxaca and Sinaloa.
Inter Miami sent out ticket information for the 2024 season yesterday, and the prices are pretty incredible. Season tickets range from $884 to $45,900. Not sure Messi’s worth it, to be honest.
Since we got some WSL kit news yesterday (those soggy Aston Villa kits… gross!), let’s take a look at Arsenal’s first women’s exclusive kit today. I think they’re cute! Better than the neon yellow men’s kit in my opinion.
Local supporters’ group, the Rose Room Collective, also unveiled a pink jersey yesterday.
Did you know the UK government releases annual statistics on football-related arrests? West Ham supporters had the most arrests last season, while Manchester United fans had the most banning orders.
Here’s yet another take on what the USWNT’s World Cup performance means for the NWSL. This one isn’t ready to write off the league and have all the players leave for Europe, so I like it more.
The XFL has announced intentions to merge with the USFL. No details yet, but this could impact whether the Washington Defenders continue to play at Buzzard Point. Unlike the XFL, the USFL operates on a hub model, playing all games at just a few sites rather than each team having its own home.
Finally, here’s the schedule of local teams for the weekend.
|Washington Spirit vs. Kansas City Current||Sat., Sep. 30 at 7 p.m. ET||Audi Field||Paramount+|
|Loudoun United FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies||Sat., Sep. 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET||Al Leng Stadium||ESPN+|
|D.C. United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC||Sat., Sep. 30 at 10:30 p.m. ET||BC Place||Apple TV|